What is Chlamydia?

  • It is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI)
  • It affects both men and women
  • It is easily treated with antibiotics
  • You should have a chlamydia test every time you change partners or at least once a year if you are with the same partner (even if you are using condoms)

1 in 10!!!

About 1 in 10 sexually active young people tested have Chlamydia. Most people who have this infection have no signs or symptoms and won’t even know they have it. Having a simple test done will let you know!

How could you get chlamydia?

  • By having unprotected sex with someone who already has Chlamydia. This might have been recently or many months, even years earlier
  • The infection can spread if you have vaginal, anal or oral sex, or by sharing sex toys
  • The infection could be passed to the eyes if it is on someones hands
  • A mother can pass it to her baby at birth

What effect can chlamydia have on you?

Without proper treatment the infection can spread to other parts of the body causing damage and serious long-term complications.

Safer Sex

Using condoms every time you have sex can reduce the risk of getting or passing on Chlamydia or other STIs.